Author Archives: Dani Alexis

About Dani Alexis

Dani Alexis is the Legal Coordinator at Autonomous Press as well as a freelance writer. When she's not working, she coaches winterguard and waits on the whims of two spoiled cats. Check out her most recent work by subscribing to her Patreon:

PUNCH THE SUN!: Maximizing Your Future Today

This morning, I taught seven eighth-graders–none of whom had ever touched a flag before–how to drop spin. As everyone in the colorguard world knows (and everyone else can deduce from seeing it done), drop spinning isn’t a World-class skill. In … Continue reading

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Chekov’s Bear Arms, Or “Does the Gun Have to Go Off in Act Three?”

Author Anton Chekhov gave variations on the following writing advice several times during his life: “Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, … Continue reading

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I’m spending today looking over the notes from Proofreading. The finished novel appears in June, but until then, please enjoy this sneak preview. When Richard Hayek was eight years old, he had rescued a kitten. It was a scrawny, mud-covered … Continue reading

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Two New Contributions

I’ve been busy elsewhere on the Web recently! Here are my two newest pieces: For Blogging Against Disablism Day 2017: Disability and “Can’t,” on the line between “can’t” and “won’t,” and what barriers to access really look like. You can … Continue reading

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Disability Visibility Project and Disabled Writers (Including Me) Discuss Author Pay and Publishing Ethics

Check it out: #CrippingTheMighty 1 Year Later: Disabled Writers on Publishing –

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Sci Fi, Satire, and More: Join My Patreon

In 2009, I started writing marketing copy for a living.  It pays the bills, but it’s not all that exciting to write, and it certainly doesn’t captivate, inspire, or entertain the way my decades of non-paid fiction, satire, and short … Continue reading

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Radio Silence: More On the Ethics of Pay and Publication in Disability Writing

A couple times a month, I get unsolicited* correspondence from someone who wants one of two things: for me to guest post on their blog or Web site, or to republish something I’ve already posted here on their blog or … Continue reading

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